One of the biggest surprises of E3 was to see Sony pull Monster Hunter World out of the bag. By no means a PlayStation exclusive, the series gained Eastern fame on their systems before making a sizeable splash in the West through its presence on Nintendo consoles.
So the surprise was real once a beautiful looking hunting environment was unveiled through its blissfully quiet opening scene displayed on Sony's massive presentation screen. But it left a lot of lingering questions for those familiar with the series fearful of what originally appeared to be a 'Westernized' take on the complicated action-RPG.
Those fears were quelled once E3 kicked off proper, however, as Capcom put on a gameplay demonstration behind closed doors to journalists and media folk alike. Both the Easy Allies team and ProJared (well-known advocators of the series) explained how Monster Hunter World was a true evolution of the series. That explaination was somewhat tricky to understand without some solid footage, however. That changes today.
Capcom announced a June 20 livestream of Monster Hunter World shortly after it was revealed during E3 - and that's starting right now. We don't know whether it'll just be using the same footage shown to E3-goers last week, though. There's every chance it will. But in case it doesn't, the footage has leaked online thanks to someone who likely risked their shot at watching it first-hand by recording it on shakey camera style.
If the livestream is showing us something new - that's just bonus material. If not, well... you might as well just watch the high-quality stream and pray to the gods for Capcom to release the promised PC version simultaneously with the console version. And with 60fps, too. Consoles aren't getting that.